HIST328 Modern Europe in War and Peace: 1918 to Yesterday

Updated: 16 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST121 or HIST228
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Richard Scully (rscully@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit identifies and examines circumstances leading up to, and consequences of, major instances of turmoil and transition in twentieth and early twenty-first century Europe. The period begins with the First World War, and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Later issues include: the interwar period; Fascism in Italy and Germany; the Spanish Civil War; the origins and outcomes of the Second World War; the Cold War in Europe; European integration; the collapse of Soviet and European communism; and post-communist conditions since 1990. Throughout the unit, attention is given to both eastern and western Europe.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

ISBN: 9780679757047
Mazower, M., Vintage Books 2000

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945

ISBN: 9780099542032
Judt, T., Random House 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Quiz, Select Response Questions

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2 30% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay Plan

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Assessment 3 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand the non-linear and unpredictable nature of this period of European history;
  2. understand the causes and outcomes of war and revolution in Europe during this period, as well as imperatives for and actions promoting both European division and integration;
  3. identify and critically interpret a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. appreciate and analyse aspects of historical debate;
  5. research and present well-constructed, well-referenced and well-written history essays and exercises; and
  6. communicate effectively their understanding of various issues and topics related to the history of twentieth century Europe.